R. Kelly Gets A Trial Date Set For Engaging Videotaped Sex With Minor
At a time when R. Kelly’s “Trapped in the Closet” episodes were announced to be picked up by IFC, the music producer and singer will be tried next month for allegedly engaging in videotaped sex acts with an underage girl.
After five years, Chicago judge Vincent Gaughan told the jury that the grueling selection would begin on September 17.
In 2004 charges were dropped against the producer in Florida by prosecutors after a judge ruled that the photos taken from his home were taken illegally. Prosecutors state the girl who is now 22, may have been as young as 13 when the tape was recorded.
R. Kelly’s lawyers are disputing the accusations, her age and as well as if it is singer in the video tape.
R. Kelly, 40, pleaded not guilty to 14 counts of child pornography. If convicted he faces up to 15 years in jail.